These Big US CEOs Disapprove of Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Accord

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Conscious Business, Economy with 0 Comments

by Ethan Wolff-Mann | Yahoo Finance

President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris agreement on Thursday, citing concerns that the agreement was bad for the economy and job creation. Trump’s position was likely about coal and campaign promises. Trump said he would potentially renegotiate the—voluntary—agreement in the future. However, the business community did not particularly welcome the announcement.

Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who had threatened to leave the president’s advisory council, confirmed he would in a disapproving tweet.


Musk was followed by Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger, who also resigned in protest.

GM (GM) said CEO Mary Barra would remain on the council, according to a Reuters reporter.

Blackstone (BX) CEO Stephen Schwarzman will also remain.

Council member Ginny Rometty of IBM (IBM) does not tweet, but IBM told the Hill that she would remain in the advisory council: “We believe we can make a constructive contribution by having a direct dialogue with the Administration – as we do with governments around the world.”

The news was enough to get Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein to finally use the Twitter account he created in 2011. His first tweet:

Read the rest and access the list of other’s who disapprove of Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Accord…

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